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NASA System Allows Astronauts To Grow Vegetables Without Gravity
2014-04-28 08:49:12

In a weightless environment, growing plants and vegetables is quite difficult -- soil and water will rise and the plant’s roots cling to whatever it can grab a hold of. This is what the astronauts face aboard the International Space Station (ISS) when trying to grow plants.

space lettuce
2014-04-12 06:39:17

The remoteness of the International Space Station means that the culinary options for astronauts living onboard are somewhat limited, but all that may change when the SpaceX-3 resupply mission arrives at the station early next week.

Thanksgiving In Space With All The Trimmings?
2011-11-22 04:46:23

Future astronauts spending Thanksgiving in space may not have to forgo one of the most traditional parts of the day's feast: fresh sweet potatoes.

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2010-05-03 14:10:00

Astronauts could one day tend their own crops on long space missions, and Purdue University researchers have found a healthy candidate to help satisfy a sweet tooth - a strawberry that requires little maintenance and energy.


Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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